The opening exchanges were tightly contested and tactical in the midfield with neither side asserting dominance and failing to test the goalkeepers.
The visitors came close to opening the scoring in the 27th minute when Bongi Ntuli found the back of the net but he was judged to have been offside.
Klate had a good chance to put The Clever Boys ahead just before the break. His free-kick was well struck but caught the wrong side of the roof of the net.
The halftime break saw the scoreline locked at 0 – 0 with nothing to separate the sides.
In the second half, Platinum Stars had another great chance to go ahead after a swift counter attack, however Mabena failed to hit the target in front of open goal.
Gavin Hunt’s men looked more positive in the second half, playing with much more intent and purpose. Mzimela did well to keep several efforts out of his net.
Just before the hour mark, Mzimela stood no chance after parrying Mhango’s effort into the path of Phakamani Mahlambi leaving the youngster with a tap in at the far post.
Bidvest Wits sured up the points in the 87th minute when Sphamandla Mlilo brought down Thabang Monare in the area to concede a penalty. Klate stepped up and calmly slotted home from the spot to double the hosts advantage.
The result sees Bidvest Wits climb to the top of the Premiership table two points clear and with two games in hand over Kaizer Chiefs in second spot.
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